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How to get rid of head lice, when shampoos do not work?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nit combing

Nit comb try to comb daily until lice gone wash hair frequently can also use coconut oil prior to washing for massage.
There is a shampoo called lice repel has lemongrass and citruline helps deter lice.

In brief: Nit combing

Nit comb try to comb daily until lice gone wash hair frequently can also use coconut oil prior to washing for massage.
There is a shampoo called lice repel has lemongrass and citruline helps deter lice.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Subir Mitra
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vaseline

You can use vaseline to suffocate the lice.
You must coat the hair evenly for 8-12 hours.

In brief: Vaseline

You can use vaseline to suffocate the lice.
You must coat the hair evenly for 8-12 hours.
Dr. Subir Mitra
Dr. Subir Mitra
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Shampoos never work

Head lice generally need to be poisoned and manually removed.
Shampoos don't do much to deal with them, and suffocation techniques aren't terribly effective either. Permethrin containing medicines like rid and nix work pretty well, as do non-permethrin products like ovid and licemd. But nothing works better than that nit-loosening gel, that fine toothed comb, and lots of time and effort.

In brief: Shampoos never work

Head lice generally need to be poisoned and manually removed.
Shampoos don't do much to deal with them, and suffocation techniques aren't terribly effective either. Permethrin containing medicines like rid and nix work pretty well, as do non-permethrin products like ovid and licemd. But nothing works better than that nit-loosening gel, that fine toothed comb, and lots of time and effort.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Head lice

Consider pediculicide like Nix or RID .
If not successful, have your doctor see to accurate identify the lice. Prescription med might be needed if that is the case.

In brief: Head lice

Consider pediculicide like Nix or RID .
If not successful, have your doctor see to accurate identify the lice. Prescription med might be needed if that is the case.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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